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"Tip Toe Through the Tulips" - 1929 ditty popularized by singer Tiny Tim in the 1960s.

Tiny Tim with Ukulele

Tiny Tim (showbiz pseudonym for Herbert Buckingham Khaury) was a camp, falsetto singer who became a celebrity "oddity" in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Tiny Tim wore long, straggly hair and accompanied himself with a ukulele. Tiny Tim sang "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" on a variety of TV programs and nightclub engagements with a voice that was so high he could call the neighborhood dogs. Surprisingly, the song reached No.17 on the pop charts.

He also made a number of appearances on NBC's LAUGH-IN, and played a suspected "Vampire" on the romantic anthology LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE/ABC/1969-74.

On 11/30/96 Tiny Tim collapsed after performing his final set ("Tip-toe") at a Minneapolis fund-raiser and was later pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack at the age of 64.


Tip Toe Through the Tulips
First released by Nick Lucas
Written by Johnny Burke and Al Dubin

Shades of night are creeping
Willow trees are weeping
Old folks and babies are sleeping
Silver stars are gleaming
All alone I'm scheming
Scheming to get you out here, my dear, come
Come on out and pet me
Come and "Juliet" me
Tease me and slyly "coquette" me
Let me Romeo you, I just want to show you
How much I'm willing to do for you, come

Tip toe to the window, by the window
That is where I'll be, come
Tip toe thru the tulips with me
Tip toe from your pillow
To the shadow of the willow tree
And tip toe thru the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden
In the moonlight, will you pardon me
Come tip toe thru the tulips with me


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